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Jim Port 05-11-2010 08:02 AM

OT: site viruses
 
Over the last week or so every time I visit this site I get multiple virus warnings from Avira AV. Is anyone else getting these? I have Norton on another computer and do not get those warning when visiting this site.

jbfan 05-11-2010 08:07 AM

Yes, the last time was Friday.

secutanudu 05-11-2010 08:08 AM

I use firefox with adblock, I get nothing like that...

joed 05-11-2010 10:09 AM

I have not received any virus warnings from this site.

Scuba_Dave 05-11-2010 10:15 AM

I haven't had any issues either

J. V. 05-11-2010 10:30 AM

Firefox - Avast = No Problem. I hope?

Giles 05-11-2010 10:36 AM

Jim--over the last few days I got a "fake" avs security warning with identification of RESIDENT SHIELD ALERT. It had images of two security badges in the right , top corner. I was advised to shut computer down and to not click on anything. I would receive this fake notification on just about every site I visited, many times an hour. Even when running my AVG virus scan:furious:. I don't know where I first received it. Maybe here:(
To get rid of it, I had to run my malwarebytes in SAFE MODE and use the updated version. For some reason, malwarebytes would not catch it with regular scan.
That was Sunday and I have had no problems since:)

xxPaulCPxx 05-11-2010 12:07 PM

I've hear of Avira specifically giving warnings on another site too, I think it might be a false alarm by Avira.

TJ_in_IL 05-11-2010 03:35 PM

has to do with the popups... drives me crazy

Yoyizit 05-11-2010 05:15 PM

I have an Apple; 'nuff said.

Jim F 05-11-2010 07:56 PM

This is my last year with Norton. It is worthless, chtches nothing, and expensive and their customer service is useless as well.

Scuba_Dave 05-11-2010 07:58 PM

I dropped Norton last year
Ever since I found out that it stops working once the license expires
and since I found out that if you renewed BEFORE the renewal date you LOST that time
The new license ran for 1 year from the date of renewal, NOT the date the old license expired
So they were screwing people before it was discovered

Red Squirrel 05-11-2010 08:53 PM

Nothing here, and no popups. Maybe it's coming from5min.com or havenhomemedia.com? Noscript is blocking stuff from there. I've heard of ad sites getting hacked before where it causes virus warnings like this.

Yoyizit 05-12-2010 09:55 AM

My back-up computer has been off the Web for a year and the antivirus window still pops up, warning me of this and that.
I also keep getting a keyboard error, apparently from a defective Windows upgrade that I was so foolish as to download.

Scuba_Dave 05-12-2010 11:38 AM

I got hit while seaching the Internet for something
I had to boot from Vista CD & Restore to yesterdays Restore Point
Booting to the OS the KB would not work


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